distillery

A Brooklyn Distiller and His Two-Headed Monster Are Turning Craft Beer into Whiskey

A Brooklyn Distiller and His Two-Headed Monster Are Turning Craft Beer into Whiskey

Dave Kyrejko loves beer. He also loves whiskey and science. And that’s where the monster comes in. “Yep, it’s the two-headed monster,” Kyrejko tells me. “That’s the official name.” We’re standing inside Interboro Spirits and Ales, an airy warehouse-turned-craft-brewery in an industrial stretch of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The Insider’s Guide to Portland, Oregon’s Distillery Row

The Insider’s Guide to Portland, Oregon’s Distillery Row

Many have tried to distill Portland’s essence, but few, other than perhaps Gus Van Sant, have done it well. Distillery Row, a collection of tasting rooms in the southeast area of the city, is another happy exception. After the early 2000s boomlet in craft distilling nationwide, Portland producers banded together in 2010 to create a […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , , , ,

Feuding Distillers Could Be the Best Thing to Happen to South American Spirits

Feuding Distillers Could Be the Best Thing to Happen to South American Spirits

I was about five minutes into my tour of Casa Real, a family-owned distillery in Bolivia’s Tarija Valley, when I casually observed that its signature spirit, singani, sounded a lot like pisco. Both are made by distilling white wine, and both result in an alcohol suitable for sipping or mixing.

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , , , , ,

8 Things You Should Know About Lagavulin Whisky

8 Things You Should Know About Lagavulin Whisky

An iconic Scotch whisky, Lagavulin is synonymous with Islay’s signature peat. Its range spans golden pours aged in new American oak, amber single malts ideal for those presently or aspirationally wearing Shetland sweaters, and a rich, russet, sherry-aged distiller’s edition. Its celebrity fan base and pop cultural allure abet more than 200 years of history […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Three Ways to Distill Gin, Explained

The Three Ways to Distill Gin, Explained

Gin is an old spirit — “medicinal” juniper hooch dates back to the 13th century — but it’s an evolving category. Pleasantly flavorful botanical gins are now on the market, capturing the creativity of bartenders who consider them more versatile than the juniper-heavy dry gins that pretty much ruled the roost until the early aughts.

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , ,

This Zero-Waste Distillery Invites You to Sleep it Off on Designer Sheets

This Zero-Waste Distillery Invites You to Sleep it Off on Designer Sheets

When distiller couple Connie Baker and Carey Shanks were raising funding for their hybrid distiller-inn in Colorado, certain investors reportedly questioned the concept. Brewery hotels from the likes of Dogfish Head and Stone Brewing are ascendant, and many Old World wineries historically offered lodging. Standalone spirits labels, however, rarely invite guests behind closed doors — let alone […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , , , , ,

The 10 Best Craft Distillery Tasting Rooms in America

The 10 Best Craft Distillery Tasting Rooms in America

Good craft distilleries are hard to come by, but some craft distilleries are better than others. That’s because they have incredible tasting rooms and bars attached. These are the 10 best distillery bars to seek out. Believe us, the journey is worth it. Anchor Distilling Company in San Francisco, California You’d be forgiven for only thinking about […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , ,

The Secret History of Women Distillers

The Secret History of Women Distillers

Women are making strides in the spirit world, but the vibe is still overwhelmingly macho. ‘Twasn’t always thus. It’s not that there weren’t some serious roadblocks thrown up against distilling women, like when 50,000 of them were burned at the stake in the 1500s (more on that later). But before the Industrial Revolution belched its giant […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , ,